Posted by: Valentino Radman | February 13, 2010

Emanuel Vidović

Emanuel Vidović (1870 – 1953)  was an intimist painter who was known for his luminous, atmospheric landscapes and views of Venice, Milano, Split and Trogir bathed in crepuscular and dusk light.

He was very young, only 17, when he enrolled at Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice and at the beginning of career was influenced by Art Nouveau and Segantini’s view on divisionism, while the works from his mid-period reveal Whistler’s influence (and Bonnard’s, but to a lesser extent). Though Vidović masterfully painted light and air, it was not in strict impressionist manner. I’d say his artistic handwriting was close to, say, Henri Le Sidaner,  though I am not sure if he was familiar with the French painter (probably not).

Here is a dyptich from his Style 1900 period.  It is titled Little World

In the Lagune

Ships (this title is arbitrary)


This is one of the paintings from his series of Split’s and Trogir’s church interiors, which Vidovic painted between 1938 and 1940.

Interior of the Split Cathedral (1939)

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